Hayley & Zak
Hayley & Zak enjoying working hunter training at Dalry. WH training re-starts in April.

23rd May 2022

Some dates for you diary

Ayr Riding Club is a member of British Riding Clubs (BRC) and follows the advice of BRC and HS (HorseScotland) when deciding whether to run training and competitions in the present circumstances.   The rules and regulations change fairly frequently so we will try to keep you up to date with what we are able to do.  

David Gatherer SJ Training – the next date is 13th July, outside at Muirmill, look out for further details on Equo.

Debbie’s next Wobblies/Newcomers XC training will be at Titwood on 8th June and 26th July. The first class starts at 3pm and they are 1 1/4 hours long with four in a class. Lets hope the weather is better than the last two times!

There will be XC training with Debbie for those who prefer bigger fences on Tuesdays 28th June and 16th August at Titwood.

Debbie’s polework sessions at Gainford are re-starting in August (4th) and September (18th).

TREC 

The Tree competition on 23rd October , at Muirmill, was well attended and enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to the committee, Iva and Wilma, and all the helpers for setting up the course, organising and dismantling the course. The TREC training session and the “ride a test” training session for dressage, on 28th November were enjoyed by all those who could get there (the first snow of winter hit us that Sunday).   Thanks to Frances,Tracey and Ailsa for all your help.  We are going to run a TREC training session on Sunday 12th June outside at Muirmill and hope to run further training and competitions during the summer.

BRC Competitions this year

5 June Area 22 Horse Trials @ Auchlishie
Running non-qualifying and qualifying classes. Helpers, especially fence judges, urgently required, please email us if can help.

9/10 July summer qualifiers@ Morris
Dressage on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday, may add Combined Training to Sunday.

30 October Winter SJ @ SNEC

5 November Novice dressage@ Morris. Look out for more details on all these competitions coming soon.

Congratulations to committee member Rebecca McNab came first in the Advanced Medium class on 1st May, at the Area 1 Dressage to Music qualifiers.

Summer activities

We are re-starting fun dressage and summer show jumping in May. They will both be outside at Muirmill; further details to follow, they are on Equo now. The next fun dressage is outside at Muirmill on Tuesday 14th June.  There is something for everyone with classes  from Intro to Elementary levels.  Ideal practise for going up a level, trying out a new pony or introducing the joys of dressage to any age of pony (or horse, of course).  The first summer show jumping event is on  Wednesday 25th May and, like the dressage, is an ideal environment to try out younger horses or to go up a height or two.

All the training events can be booked through Equo on the Events page, remember to click the box for discount if you are a member of ARC.

Membership can also be booked through Equo and is £35.  Remember, if you want to enter BRC competitions you have to be a club member. BRC are not sending out individual membership cards in 2022, in order to decrease costs and waste, but are emailing cards to members which can be saved.